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Ky. Lawmaker's Wife Blames 'Greasy Reporter' for His Suicide After Allegation He Molested Teenage Girl

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The widow of a Kentucky state lawmaker who fatally shot himself earlier this week not long after being publicly accused of molesting a 17-year-old girl continues to speak out about her husband’s death.

Appearing on The Today Show on Friday morning, Rebecca Johnson claimed husband Dan Johnson, a first-term Republican state representative, had been the victim of biased reporting that — in her view — led to his death.

“I am confident if that little greasy reporter had not done what he did, my husband would be alive right now,” Rebecca said.

On Monday, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published »

- Adam Carlson and Steve Helling

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Matt Lauer's Anonymous Whistleblower at Today Is 'Terrified,' Her Lawyer Says

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The lawyer of the anonymous woman whose single accusation of “inappropriate sexual behavior” lead to veteran The Today Show anchor Matt Lauer‘s swift firing at the end of November by NBC News plead with those searching for his client’s identity to stop because she is “terrified.”

In an interview with Today‘s Stephanie Gosk that aired Friday, Ari Wilkenfeld explained that the Lauer whistleblower is living in a state of “constant fear that people are going to track her down and figure out who she is.”

“There’s a hunt underway to figure out who she is and »

- Dave Quinn

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We Have a Date! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reveal When Their Wedding Will Take Place

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We have a date!

Kensington Palace announced on Friday morning that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will officially tie the knot on Saturday, May 19.

Harry and Meghan announced their engagement on Nov. 27 and Kensington Palace has already revealed several details about the upcoming nuptials — including its location (St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle) and that Meghan will get baptized and confirmed in the Church of England before the ceremony.

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018.

Today's announcement follows earlier confirmation of the month of the wedding and its location at St George's Chapel, »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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After Nearly 30 Years, Suspect Arrested in Rape and Murder of College Freshman Who Vanished on a Jog

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Investigators in Washington claim they have cracked a nearly 30-year-old cold case, arresting a 50-year-old man this week in the 1989 slaying of 18-year-old college freshman AmandaMandy” Stavik, People confirms.

Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said in a statement that DNA evidence collected from Stavik’s remains allegedly matched that of Timothy Bass, who has been formally charged with first-degree murder.

The count against him reportedly also includes allegations of rape and kidnapping, prosecutors said. (The statute of limitations on those standalone crimes has expired in Stavik’s case.)

Bass has yet to enter a plea and does not have »

- Chris Harris

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Same-Sex Native American Couple Hopes to Break Barriers Through Dance After Falling in Love at Pow Wow

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A same-sex couple who fell in love while performing on the pow wow dance circuit is hoping they can bring confidence to other young Native Americans grappling with their sexual identities.

Adrian Stevens (of the Northern Ute, Shoshone-Bannock and San Carlos Apache tribes) and Sean Snyder (of the Navajo Nation and Southern Ute tribes) met eight years ago at a pow wow, a celebratory event that brings Native Americans together to drum, dance, sing and celebrate their heritage. The event is an important part of their culture, Stevens says, and their shared passion for performance ultimately served as a foundation for a blossoming relationship. »

- Jason Duaine Hahn

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Dapper Prince Harry Returns to His Former Royal Military Academy — and He Brought His Medals!

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Prince Harry returned to the royal military academy where he earned his stripes to hand out awards to the next generation of cadets on Friday.

Harry stood in for his grandmother Queen Elizabeth to inspect the parade and give out the honors (Sword of Honor, the Overseas Sword and The Queen’s Medal) at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Harry graduated from Sandhurst in April 2006. He was initially in the Blues and Royals army regiment. During his 10 years in the army, he also trained as an Apache attack helicopter pilot and completed two tours in Afghanistan.

The Sovereign’s Parade »

- Simon Perry

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How Did a Google Engineer, 23, End Up Floating Dead in the San Francisco Bay?

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A missing Google employee was found dead last week in the San Francisco Bay and authorities are investigating how she came to be there.

The body of Chuchu Ma, a 23-year-old software engineer, was discovered on Dec. 7 floating in a drainage canal by a bicyclist along a trail in Sunnyvale, California, according to ABC News. Ma had been reported missing by her boyfriend in Mountain View, a few miles away, that same day.

According to local TV station Ktvu, investigators said Ma was half-naked when dive-team officers with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office in California removed her body from the water. »

- Stephanie Petit

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Ryan Lochte Gushes About Adorable 6-Month-Old Son: 'That Smile From My Son Warms My Heart So Much!'

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Ryan Lochte is a multi-medal-winning swimmer but these days he’s most proud of being a father.

The Olympian, 33, gushed about his 6-month-old son Caiden Zane on Instagram Thursday as he shared a photo of his only child.

“That smile from my son warms my heart so much! Makes everything better! #blessed #czl #happybaby,” Lochte captioned a photo of his baby boy who was showing off his big, bright smile while sitting in a Sesame Street activity walker.

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- Karen Mizoguchi

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Kris Jenner’s Christmas Polar Bear Is Back as She Decorates Home In an Extravagant Rainbow Theme

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It’s officially the Kris–mas season.

Kris Jenner brought back her popular and beloved red polar bear for her Christmas decorations as revealed by daughter Kim Kardashian West on Instagram Thursday night.

Walking up to her mother’s home, Kardashian West noted her mother’s rainbow-themed decor as she took her children, North, 4, and Saint, 2, on a nighttime trip to see the decorations.

“So, my favorite thing to do is drive around the town and show my kids all the Christmas tree lights,” Kardashian West said in the video. “They haven’t seen my mom’s house decorated yet. »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Jamie Foxx Celebrates 50th Birthday — with Katie Holmes!

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Jamie Foxx rang in his birthday with a little help from Katie Holmes.

The two celebrated the actor’s 50th birthday with a night out in Los Angeles on Wednesday, a source tells People. Foxx and Holmes — who have never confirmed their relationship — were seen arriving together at Paramount Pictures for his bash.

“They walked in together,” says the source. “They mostly mingled with other guests, and spent very little alone time. It was obvious that Jamie had a great birthday. Katie looked like she had fun as well. She looked gorgeous.”

Beforehand, a few of Foxx’s closest friends »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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California Firefighter Dies Battling Wildfire Leaving Behind a Pregnant Wife & Young Daughter

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California’s widespread fires claimed a second life Thursday, with a firefighter killed as he fought a blaze near Ventura County.

Cory Iverson, a 32-year-old fire-engine strike team member of Cal Fire’s San Diego unit, was one of the thousands battling to get the Thomas Fire under control since Dec. 4. The blaze is the fourth-largest in the state’s history.

Iverson’s wife Ashley is currently pregnant with their second child. The couple also has a 2-year-old daughter, Evie.

“We are deeply saddened to have to notify you of a fatality involving one of our firefighters,” the station agency, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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James Corden Told the Nurse 'Beyoncé' When He Couldn't Decide on a Name for His Baby Daughter

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James Corden was back hosting The Late Late Show after welcoming his baby girl on Tuesday.

The new dad, 39, returned his CBS late-night show on Thursday after a two day  break which saw singer Harry Styles and actor Bryan Cranston fill in on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

“Very unexpectedly, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. We’re over the moon. It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours. It really has,” Corden began his opening monologue.

“This all started over the weekend my wife started experiencing some sort of pain in her stomach, we checked it out. We thought »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Will Smith (Finally) Joins Instagram After Learning About Duck Face & #TBTs from Ellen DeGeneres

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Will Smith, welcome to Instagram!

The Suicide Squad actor joined the social media site on Thursday, sharing his excitement with Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her show.

In honor of the momentous occasion, DeGeneres — who has a little under 50 million followers on Instagram — taught Smith everything he needed to know about the app, including how to take selfies: with a duck face, mirror selfies, a baby, and vegetables (inspired by Oprah’s garden selfies).

Saving the best for last, DeGeneres taught the star what a #Tbt was, dressing them both up as characters from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Surprises Kim Zolciak with a Personalized Gingerbread House

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They both have over-the-top houses but Khloé Kardashian gifted Kim Zolciak-Biermann with some edible real estate!

The pregnant Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 37, surprised the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 39, with a massive personalized gingerbread house that featured all the names of her family members including husband Kroy Biermann and their six kids: daughters Brielle, 20, Ariana, 16, and Kaia, 4, as well as sons Kj, 6, and Kash, 5, and Kane, 4.

“This seriously has only been in my house maybe for 15 hours from the amazing Khloé and where are all these little candies going? The presents are missing!” Zolciak-Biermann said in one »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Idris Elba Introduces Girlfriend to Prince Charles After Gushing About Royal-to-Be Meghan Markle

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Idris Elba introduced his new girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre to the future head of British royal family on Thursday in London.

The Mountain Between Us actor watched with a big smile as Dhowre greeted Prince Charles while at the One Million Young Dinner at Buckingham Palace.

The former Miss Vancouver – who wore an elegant black dress with her hair tied back in a low bun – shook the royal’s hand and launched into a brief smile-filled conversation.

Just prior to the dinner, Elba, 45, spoke to Sky News about Charles’ soon-t0-be daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, who is set to marry Prince Harry. »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Drake Reveals Crush on Angelina Jolie as He Jokes That She Stood Him Up on a Date

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It seems Drake missed out on a date with one of Hollywood’s leading ladies.

The “Hot Line Bling” singer shared a funny Instagram post on Thursday sitting alone at a table and looking morose.

The 31-year-old wrote in the caption, “Stood Me Up,” along and tagged Angelina Jolie (or at least he tried, as he actually tagged a fan site).

While this infatuation is just playing out in the musician’s mind and on his social media, in real life he is no stranger to pursuing a Hollywood actress.

In 2016, the rapper and Jennifer Lopez were spotted together a »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Kelly Cutrone Accuses Russell Simmons of Trying to Rape Her: ‘He Threw Me Down on the Floor’

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Famed fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone is the latest woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Russell Simmons.

On Thursday, Cutrone, who starred in reality shows The Hills and America’s Next Top Model, told Page Six that Simmons attempted to rape her in 1991 in his apartment. The alleged attack occurred when she was 26-years-old and he was 34.

“He pushed me into his apartment and then he threw me down on the floor and literally tried to grab… take my clothes off of me,” she told Page Six.

“And I started kicking him really, really hard, screaming, telling »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Amy Smart's Husband & Hgtv Star Carter Oosterhouse Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Makeup Artist

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Carter Oosterhouse, the Hgtv host and star of TLC’s Trading Spaces, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee.

A former makeup artist from the show, Kailey Kaminsky, told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that she worked with Oosterhouse as his makeup artist in 2008. She alleged that he had coerced her into performing repeated oral sex acts during the show’s production.

She claimed the experiences led to her hospitalization for depression and unemployment from the show.

“At that point, I was a nervous wreck. I was so worn down from his advances, so I did: that day, »

- Alexia Fernandez

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People Explains: the Ky. Lawmaker Who Killed Himself After a Sex Abuse Allegation

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On Wednesday afternoon, Dan Johnson, a 57-year-old father of five, drove to a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky, parked his car on the north side and fatally shot himself in the head, authorities have said.

His body was found on the nearby riverbank.

Johnson, a first-term Republican state representative from Louisville, Kentucky, killed himself just two days after a political scandal had enveloped his career.

On Monday, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an exposé that alleged sexual misconduct by the lawmaker.

Here are four things to know about the case and about Johnson.

1. Johnson Was Accused of Molesting »

- Steve Helling

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Maria Menounos Says Bullying & 'Toxicity' at Work Affected Her Health

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Maria Menounos understands firsthand the effects that bullying and toxicity in the workforce can have on one’s health.

In February, the TV and Sirius Xm radio host started experiencing troubling symptoms. An Mri revealed she had a golf-ball-size meningioma brain tumor that was pushing on her facial nerves. On her 39th birthday in June, Menounos underwent a complex surgery that removed 99.9 percent of the tumor, which was benign.

Since undergoing the hours-long operation, Menounos, 39, has had time to heal — and contemplate on her journey.

“I think chronic stress on the body is really bad. And I think that for »

- Natalie Stone

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